Who’s going to see Courtney Barnett live at The Foundry?

...Rebecca Taekema (and her "plus one") Congratulations, Rebecca and thanks to everyone who entered! Here's how some of you answered our competition question: What book would you recommend to Courtney Barnett to read while on tour? "Something by Haruki Murakami. Perhaps "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle" because of the cats. Melancholic yet comforting and uplifting and…
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Wrapped up in bookshops – NZ Bookshop Day Saturday 31 October

Saturday 31 October is the inaugural NZ Bookshop Day. Pay a visit to a local favourite, or try someplace new. Here's a grab-bag of my Christchurch bookshop hangouts (do tell about your faves in the comments): then East's Bookshop - perfectly centrally located for a browse, saw Jasper Fforde talk there. Smith's Bookshop on Manchester…
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Off the shelf (2)

As followers of our blog will know, voracious reader Robyn has been sharing with us on a regular basis the titles that she has been adding to her For Later shelf. This time she reports back on some of the titles that have graduated to her Completed shelf. An art theme to some books that…
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Trick or treat?

Halloween is upon us! It seems that everywhere we go, there are costumes and candy, and, in spite of many people being "dead" against it, it's gaining momentum and getting bigger each year. The word Halloween comes from a Scottish term for All Hallows' Eve, the eve of the Christian celebration of All Hallows' Day…
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